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Hello there

If you where @ the LibreOffice Conference you may remember me, Im Adriano Afonso. I've started the Portuguese LibreOffice Community, and now its time to do some steps forward.

I know, as also a bit designer, the logos aren't to be modified, but I come this way to ask you if I can made a modification for the Portuguese community. You probably dont know but the Portuguese people like to have sometings of there own, whit they can identify themselves. The logo I modified is at the Portuguese wiki [] and the direct link is here []

I used a Rooster of Barcelos, an very well known Portuguese symbol and legend, like a mascot to our community.

I came here to ask you if is there any problem whit that, and if I can use this as official logo of the Portuguese LibreOffice Community (just need your acceptance).

Hope to hear you soon.
Best regards

*Adriano Afonso*
/IT Specialist/
[Mestre em Comércio Electrónico e Internet - Universidade Aberta <>] [Licenciado em Tecnologias da Informação Empresarial - ESAD.CR <>] [Fundador da Comunidade LibreOffice Portugal <>] <> | <> | +351 917 961 939

PS: If you like to know more about the legend, here is it: (and also here


 Legend of The Cock of Barcelos

The legend of the rooster (galo) from Barcelos (a small city east of Braga) is so old that there are nearly as many variations as there are dialects in Portugual. It goes something like this:

A Spaniard from Galicia who was passing through town on a pilgrimage was accused of committing a serious crime: possibly theft, perhaps murder. Protesting his innocence in the face of execution, he demanded to see the magistrate who had pronounced his sentence. His request granted, the Galician was taken to the house of the magistrate, who was entertaining guests. Pointing to a roast chicken (a staple on any Portuguese banquet table), he shouted, "As sure as I am innocent that cock will crow if I am hanged!"

Here the story varies. Some versions say the cock crowed immediately and the man was released. Other versions say guests derided the accused while the party continued and the man was sent to the gallows, but the judge ordered that the cock not be touched. By the time the man was to be hanged, evening had fallen and the judge was in his house. Suddenly, to everyone's amazement, the roasted rooster transformed and began to crow. The Galician was saved just in time, and released.

Today, the Portuguese and Spanish get along a little better, but the Galo de Barcelos has become one of the most instantly recognized cultural symbols of the Portuguese diaspora. No Portuguese home is without at least one galo somewhere: embroidered on a table cloth, tattooed on a kid's back, painted on something ceramic.

Next time you see one (the rooster is usually black, not blue), remember that I exposed you to the legendary cock.


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